Stan Lee, Superhero of Marvel Comics, Dies At 95

Stan Lee, who as chief writer and editor of Marvel Comics helped create some of the most enduring superheroes of the 20th century and was a major force behind the breakout successes of the comic-book industry in the 1960s and early ’70s, died on Monday in Los Angeles. He was 95. His death, at Cedars-SinaiContinue reading “Stan Lee, Superhero of Marvel Comics, Dies At 95”

Aretha Franklin, The Queen of Soul Dies At 76

Aretha Franklin, whose gospel-rooted singing and bluesy yet expansive delivery earned her the title “the Queen of Soul,” has died, a family statement said Thursday. She was 76. Franklin died at 9:50 a.m. at her home in Detroit, surrounded by family and friends, according to a statement on behalf of Franklin’s family from her longtimeContinue reading “Aretha Franklin, The Queen of Soul Dies At 76”

Adam West, Star of TV’s Batman, Dies at 88

Adam West, who donned a cape, cowl and tights to became an overnight sensation in 1966 as the star of the campy “Batman” TV series, has died, according to a family statement. He was 88. West, who later lamented being typecast as the iconic Caped Crusader but eventually embraced having been part of American popContinue reading “Adam West, Star of TV’s Batman, Dies at 88”

Gene Wilder Has Died At Age 83

The Associated Press reports that the family of Gene Wilder, star of film favorites such as Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, has announced the actor has died at the age of 83. Wilder was born June 11, 1933 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and studied drama at the University of Iowa and then attended the BristolContinue reading “Gene Wilder Has Died At Age 83”

Thinking of Darwin Cooke Today

The best way to honor Darwyn Cooke is to do what he did – use your gifts to make the world a better place every day. (Photo credit Joel Meadows) From DC Comics: Darwyn Cooke had a vision of the DC Universe that was uniquely his own, yet embraced by everyone. Once you saw hisContinue reading “Thinking of Darwin Cooke Today”

Pop superstar Prince Dies At 57

Pop superstar Prince, widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive and influential musicians of his era with hits including “Little Red Corvette,” ”Let’s Go Crazy” and “When Doves Cry,” was found dead at his home on Thursday in suburban Minneapolis, according to his publicist. He was 57. His publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure, told The AssociatedContinue reading “Pop superstar Prince Dies At 57”

Yvonne Craig, TV’s Batgirl of The 1960s, Dies At 78

Yvonne Craig, the sexy actress who originated the role as the high-kicking crime fighter Batgirl on the iconic 1960s ABC series Batman, has died. She was 78. A former ballerina, Craig died Monday night at her home in Pacific Palisades, her nephew, Christopher Carson, announced. The cause was breast cancer that had metastasized to her liver, he said.Continue reading “Yvonne Craig, TV’s Batgirl of The 1960s, Dies At 78”

Richard Matheson, Author, Screenplay Writer & Science Fiction Legend, Dies At Age 87

Author Richard Matheson has passed away at the age of 87 at his home in Calabasas, California his family announced in a private Facebook post Monday. Matheson’s novels include iconic works like I Am Legend, The Incredible Shrinking Man, What Dreams May Come, Hell House and A Stir of Echoes while his short story outputContinue reading “Richard Matheson, Author, Screenplay Writer & Science Fiction Legend, Dies At Age 87”

Ray Harryhausen, Stop Motion Animation Pioneer (1920-2013)

The family of Ray Harryhausen has announced that he has died at the age of 92. Ray Harryhausen is well regarded as a pioneer in the stop-motion animation world, known for creating a technique called Dynamation. Here’s the statement from his family: Raymond Frederick Harryhausen Born: Los Angeles 29th June 1920 Died: London 7th MayContinue reading “Ray Harryhausen, Stop Motion Animation Pioneer (1920-2013)”

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